Tuesday, 30 May 2017

DIY Craft Paint Storage

Here’s another great storage idea using PVC pipe: get your craft paints organized! You won’t even need to use power tools or ask for help with this one either. You will need extremely string glue though.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Project: Stamped Drink Coaster Colored with Oil Base Markers

Project: Stamped Drink Coaster Colored with Oil Base Markers

Sharon Harnist loves stamping drink coasters and has found a new product she’s loving to use to color her tiles, oil based markers. She’s got some tips and a coaster tutorial over on her blog PaperFections, click here to checkRead More...

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Tutorial: Simple tote bag with outside pocket

Tutorial: Simple tote bag with outside pocketDon’t underestimate the power of a basic tote bag!  They’re easy to sling over your shoulder and easy to toss your stuff in.  Amber from Crazy Little Projects shows how you can sew a simple tote.  It has an outside … Read More...

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Salt Dough Projects to Make for Dad

Father's Day crafts for kids to make.

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with project ideas for holidays that can also be considered learning activities, but I think making things with salt dough fits that category.

If the kids help you make the dough, you’re getting some … Read More...

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Wire Necklace Tutorial

In this tutorial you’ll learn how make a simple easy wire necklace. All you need is pliers, wire and a chain and it’s simple as this.… Read More...

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Red, White and Blue bug-away candle holders

Making things that are cute is fun but if they also are functional well, that’s just super-crafting! What is the bane of a summertime event? Bugs. So why not make some pretty red, white and blue scented candle holders that … Read More...

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Printable Wall Art – Be A Flamingo

Download and print this free printable Be a Flamingo in a Flock of Pigeons wall art for your home or office!

Perfect for the office space or a Pink Girls bedroom Gallery wall.

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Because Everybody Needs More Baby Knitting Books, Right?

baby knitting booksThis week’s giveaway is of two little baby knitting booklets from Leisure Arts:

Cute & Cozy Sweaters and Blankets by Starla Kramer has four sweater patterns and matching blanket patterns — the blankets are all rated easy and the sweaters … Read More...

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Tutorial: Sweater to cardigan refashion

Tutorial: Sweater to cardigan refashionOne small change turned a sweater from too short to just perfect.  For Lisa from Cucicucicoo, the fix for a too short sweater was as simple as turning it into a cardigan.  The shorter length is perfect for a cardigan!  … Read More...

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Project: Father’s Day Accordion Card

Project: Father's Day Accordion Card

Tell Dad he’s the worlds best this Father’s Day with this awesome Accordion Fold Card. Use stamping and scrapbooking elements to add personalized memories and photos. Visit Close to My Heart for a video tutorial.

-Heather…

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DIY Washi Tape Holder from PVC Pipe

Here’s an idea for a DIY washi tape holder I’ve never seen before! This isn’t a full tutorial, but the explanations are enough for you to put one of these together. It seems simple enough, and also budget friendly. So … Read More...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Polymer Clay Emojis

I’m watching more YouTube videos lately due to work related projects and that means way more clay videos than I usually stumble across. Like everyone else (or, at least everyone with teenagers?) I’ve gotten introduced to the emoji-as-language culture the … Read More...

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How to make plastic cup twirlers

Whipping up some last minute red, white and blue decorations for 4th of July can be easy with what you have on hand from your plastic cup stash. Grab your scissors and pop on over to the blog I Can … Read More...

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8 Summer Crochet Poncho Patterns


These summer ponchos are perfect for covering the shoulders on a summer evening or for covering up at the beach or pool. All of these summer crochet patterns are light and perfect for Summertime.

Summer beach Crochet Poncho
Light

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Blueberry Almond Snack Bars

You are going to want to make a double batch of these. One for today and another for during the week. This slice is the perfect energy boost and hunger filler for mid week afternoon slumps. You could even grab … Read More...

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Printable Lettering Practice Quotes

Tired of doing just drills and letters? Ramp up your lettering practice with these printable practice quotes from Quiet Sundays.

See how to use them in the video tutorial. then download the two quote sheets to work on. This is … Read More...

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Download: Hipster Rabbits Images for Father’s Day

Download: Hipster Rabbits Images

Got a cool trendy Dad? This wonderful Hipster Rabbits download includes color or black and white images to make a awesome home decor projects and/or cards for Father’s Day. Click here to visit Designs By Miss Mandee to download forRead More...

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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Wind Chimes from Clay

I craft a lot – I’d even say it’s my day job, most days – and as a result I buy a lot of supplies to try out. A while ago I got little wind chime tubes from Munro Crafts … Read More...

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Easy way to make a 4th of July decoration with books

I have been making holiday decorations with my books for a while now and this American flag inspired red, white and blue book arrangement is awesome! Best yet it only takes 10 books! Pop on over to the blog Little … Read More...

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Technique and Project: Star Wars Card with Water Color Galaxy Background

Technique and Project: Star Wars Card with Water Color Galaxy Background

Yulis has an awesome tutorial water coloring a galaxy background for a fun Star Wars inspired card. Check out her tutorial over on the Magnolia with Heart blog.

-Heather…

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How to fold a 14 page picture book

This tutorial shows you how to fold a piece of paper in to a 14 page mini booklet. Perfect for art, stories and other activities.

You will need to follow the folding techniques step by step here or you can … Read More...

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Forest Unicorn Pattern


Unlock a magical world of fairies and unicorns with Heidi’s new Hemlock Forest line! Create your very own magical unicorn, complete with soft felt body and luscious flowing tail and mane. You’ll enjoy how easy she is to stitch—seams … Read More...

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DIY Homemade Snickers Bars Recipe in 30 mins

Nougat, peanuts and caramel sandwiched between two chocolate layers, these homemade snickers bars come together in 30 minutes tops! Faster than going to the store to buy some! Check out the recipe here. Don’t forget to come back and … Read More...

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Painted Pallet Floor And Printable Stencil

This floor is actually made up of sections that can be taken up when we move, and re-purposed into new things such as doormats!

Everyone can use a pretty stenciled wood doormat, and making your own stencil is so easy … Read More...

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15 DIY Craft Rooms Inspired by IKEA

Do you love Ikea and drool over their organizational solutions? Get inspired by these great craft room ideas, and see how you can use all the Ikea products you use to get organized and creative.

You’ll find ideas for big …

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Project: Vintage Baby Shower Invitation

Project: Vintage Baby Shower Invitation

This precious vintage style baby shower invite uses stamps, papers and embellishments from Graphic 45. Aneta Matuszewska has a video tutorial showing how to make it along with photo inspiration of stunning baby album over on the Graphic 45 blog, … Read More...

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Two fun ways to wrap a wine bottle

All I can say is wow! Especially for the cut paper wine wrapped bottle on the left. This is so pretty! And wouldn’t these look cool on a table as a centerpiece? The left wine bottle wrapped in faux vintage … Read More...

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A Simple Saying to Stitch for Dad

simple father's day cross stitch sentiment

Father’s Day is coming up soon, and if you want to stitch up a little something for dad I love this simple cross stitch sentiment from Connie at About Cross Stitch.

It’s a really easy pattern that can be worked … Read More...

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Are You Planning to Knit in Public?

Worldwide knitting in public dayI knit or crochet or craft in public a fair bit, so Worldwide Knitting in Public Day is not really a special holiday for me, but it is fun to get out with other knitters and make.

The annual event, …

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Etsy Feature – BregjesDesign

BregjesDesign has beautiful jewelry based on the beautiful granny’s china from the past. Wearable, comfortable, high quality memories around your finger, neck, in your ears or on your cloths. Perfect to combine, a feast for the eye.… Read More...

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Style Me Quick – Scalloped Shorts

Scalloped shorts are all the fashion, but who really wants to spend $50 on a pair of shorts that you may only get to wear a few times a year? Well how about DIY scalloped shorts! Turn a pair of … Read More...

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Fidget Quilt Patterns and Ideas

Fidget spinners have pretty much taken over childhood right now and these fidget quilts or busy quilts are perfect for littles ones. I especially love the one with the jeans pocket and a beanie bear in it. I love the … Read More...

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DIY Paper Organizer for Cubbie Storage Units

How to make a wooden paper organizer for your cubbie storage unit. This DIY will help you to get your patterned paper and cardstock organized at last! Many of us use these cubbie type storage for our scrapbooking supplies, but … Read More...

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Tips and Tutorials: Die Cut Felt Animal Cards

Tips and Tutorials: Die Cut Felt Animal Cards

Oh my gosh, how cute are these? I love using materials other then paper on my cards. Felt adds a nice look and feel but can be bulky or hard to adhere to cards but Jennifer McGuire has some great … Read More...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Tutorial and pattern: Panda-monium toddler quilt

Tutorial and pattern: Panda-monium toddler quiltPart blankie, part softie, this panda quilt would make a sweet gift for a young child!  Carol from Just Let Me Quilt has a tutorial at Therm O Web for making it.  You’ll need to purchase the pattern, which you … Read More...

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Project: Bunny Siting on a Stool Water Color

Project: Bunny on a Stool Water Color

Bonnie with Art Impressions stamps will show you how to use masking and water coloring techniques to combine a chair, bunny and flowers stamps to make this sweet bunny sitting on a stool art work. Click here to watch herRead More...

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Help Kids Learn Multiplication with These Strategy Mats

multiplication strategy mats

There are a lot of different ways to think about how groups of numbers work together when you’re learning multiplication. You can think of them as groups, as numbers being added together, as an array and more.

Childhood 101 has …

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Tutorial: Snappy glasses case

Tutorial: Snappy glasses caseMelissa from Blank Slate Patterns and Melly Sews shows how you can whip up a new glasses case with a cool snappy closure.  Just pinch the ends together, and the top opens up.  Let go, and it snaps back closed! … Read More...

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How to make an easy leather plant hanger

These are just darling! They will be perfect for all the new succulents I am gathering and growing. They are also great for featuring recycled containers as they are flexible. Pop on over to the blog Lia Griffith for the … Read More...

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Dark, stinky Pits? Underarm Detox Recipe

Activated charcoal is known for treating body odor and acne. It effectively pulls out all the impurities and leaves the skin fresh. On the other hand, honey has antibacterial properties. It is a natural bleaching agent. It releases hydrogen peroxide, … Read More...

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The Taylor Crochet Vest Pattern

This Circle vest Crochet Best pattern is really cute with its peep hole lace work on the back. It has a loose or cascading front panel. I love when vests have bulk right on the breast area, it hides my … Read More...

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How to Learn Calligraphy

Pointed pen calligraphy has had a resurgence in popularity of late. If you want to learn this beautiful skill to use in scrapbooking and other paper crafts take a look at this series by Julie Blanner.

She takes you through …

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Video tutorial: Ribbon rosette

Video tutorial: Ribbon rosetteChristen Brown shows how to make a beautiful ribbon rosette in a video tutorial at C & T Publishing.  Use it to make gorgeous hair accessories, brooches, etc.  The flower is an excerpt from her book Ribbonwork Flowers, which … Read More...

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Techniques: 5 Different Cards with One Stamp Set

Techniques: 5 Different Cards with One Stamp Set

When you plunk down your hard earned money on a stamp set you want to know you’re going to get a lot of use out of it., right? So having lots of ideas and techniques you can use on just … Read More...

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Loop Stitch Washcloth Knitting Pattern

Hello, again, and welcome to this month’s installment of the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop!Knit a dishcloth in loop stitch with the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop.

This week I’m bringing you a fun technique that makes a super scrubby (and stash busting) dishcloth or washcloth, but it’s a stitch pattern you might … Read More...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tutorial: Business card or loyalty card wallet

Tutorial: Business card or loyalty card wallet

Lisa from A Spoonful of Sugar shows how you can sew a pretty card holder.  Use it for credit cards or loyalty cards, it’ll work for both.  The design is simple and uses small scraps.  Get creative with piecing or … Read More...

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Stars and Stripes Mini Pattern

stars and stripes mini cross stitch pattern

The eagle pattern I shared the other day might be a bit much to get finished before Memorial Day, but I’ll bet you have time to stitch this Stars and Stripes Mini from Kincavel Krosses.

It uses red, white and …

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Tutorial and pattern: Striped midi t-shirt dress

Tutorial and pattern: Striped midi t-shirt dressWho else is in love with dresses for summer?  Autumn from It’s Always Autumn shares a free pattern for making a midi t-shirt dress.  She designed it for striped fabrics, with piecing that creates cool effects with the angles of … Read More...

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Perler Bead Necklace -Pixel Hearts

Let your geek flag fly with a DIY Legend of Zelda Pixel Heart Statement Necklace. Pull out some perler beads and your Nintendo and party like it’s 1986.… Read More...

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Create Mindfully with Projects from Sereknity

Sereknity book reviewMindful knitting and crochet are buzzwords for a reason. A lot of us create with yarn in order to relax, to make things from the heart to share with family and friends (and to use ourselves) and to give ourselves … Read More...

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